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murdoch's media empire. one of the names is one of britain's most powerful figures. plus, kidnapped and held captive for 18 years, jaycee dugard is speaking out for the very first time about her nightmare ordeal from being tasered by her captors to being forced to live in a shed without a toothbrush. her amazing story coming up. >>> well, sunday won't be the same for millions of people in britain who flipped through "the news of the world" each and every weekend. this is what they saw on the front page yesterday, "thank you and good-bye." they couldn't survive the phone hacking and phone scandals so it closed up shop. no more "news of the world," the largest selling paper that circulated more than 170 years. scandal over, right? wrong. it's wider today. it involves more people, including a former prime minister. let's go to london to my colleague, becky anderson. all of the twists and turns, give me the latest. help me keep my media scandals straight, please? >> if you blinked today, you'd miss something. if rupert murdoch thought getting to the weekend and closing down the news of
, the former news of the world editor, she was arrested and just in the past couple of hours, two of britain's top law enforcement officers quit named in connection with the scandal. so who had some explaining to do? rupert murdock for one. he's agreed to answer questions tomorrow in the house of commons. also in the hot seat rebecca brooks, and his john sams. matthew chance is going to help us sort all this out from london. i want to help with the breaking story this afternoon, that john hor has been found dead, his death, according to authorities unexplained. what more can you explain about this? wh when it came to exclusives and others, he was the individual who first accused andy colson. shaen who are -- se-sean hoare mobile phone signals and according to him, they did this in exchange for cash payments so he was filled with all sorts of revelations and accusations of what the news of the world was up to. >> so he's the latest layer to this story you've been covering. rupert murdock tomorrow is in the hot seat. he's been summoned to answer questions and just translate that for me. does t
the right thing. great britain were in the same place about a year ago. their debt was downgraded, this he had aaa, they lost it. they did the right thing, made some really hard, tough choices and they got the aaa back so you know, this isn't written in stone. we can -- our future is in our own making. we just have to do it. >> mark zandi thank you for making the time. good talking with you. >> thank you. >>> here's erica. >> thanks, as if congress needed any more problems, one of its members is quitting due to a sex scandal. bill whitaker has that story. >> reporter: congress may have trouble agreeing on almost anything but when it comes to one of their own and the subject is sex, they can act with blazing speed. oregon democrat david wu, who has served 13 years in the house, abruptly resigned on tuesday under heavy pressure from fellow democrats. this after allegations from the teenage daughter of a campaign donor allegedly accusing wu of an unwanted sexual encounter. >> the leadership probably figured that there wasn't much downside to getting him to resign. >> reporter: it was not the
murdoch, hero of fox news and news of the worldance scandal in britain. it's widening. a tabloid hacked into former prime minister's gordon brown the voicemail. never stops. har far will it go? this is "hardball" only on msnbc. for broccoli, say one. for toys, say two. toys ! the system can't process your response at this time. what ? please call back between 8 and 5 central standard time. he's in control. goodbye. even kids know it's wrong to give someone the run around. at ally bank you never have to deal with an endless automated system. you can talk to a real person 24/7. it's just the right thing to do. good gravy, bill. our insurance company doesn't have anything like it. magnificent, isn't it? with progressive, it's easy to cover all of your favorite rides. progressyve has truck insurance? number one in truck and motorcycle. is that a golf cart? yep. we0also cover rvs, boats, atvs. qnything0else i can help you with? can i take a ride? you need a ticket -- i'm first1 and that's by thu water slide. okay. no running. oh, dear. save on all!your rides. now, that's prógressive> call o
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august 2nd deadline on tuesday. >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's
the long-planned bid to take over britain's largest satellite broadcaster. this is big bad for him. back stateside senators jay rockefeller barba boxer and peter king have called in for investigations into whether murdoch broke u.s. laws. >>> joins us is jay -- and gabriel sherman entitled "fox news made a circus" and boy does he regret it now. gabrielle, i think you've written about me at different times, so let's talk about the journalism -- no harm done, i don't think, there. but let me ask the question. the investigation that's going on, peter king is a red-hot going after kind of guy, especially new york stuff involving the victims of 9/11. if it can be determined that murdoch's people did here what they did there, gone in and hacked into people's e-mail, people's telephone lines to find out information about the victims of 9/11, how hot is that? >> gosh, chris, i mean, that is the, you know, that is the big elephant in the room, but i think it's important to point out that there's no evidence thus far that any of that hacking activity has occurred stateside. >> why would it not hap
stories we're digging into tonight. the scandal that won't go away. in britain, new allegations against rupert murdoch's news corp. is the sun about to set on his empire? >>> is she after the white house? i'll talk to the man who wrote the book on sarah palin. he said if she decides to run, she'll win. >>> then pulling the plug on pakistan. we're holding back hundreds of millions of dollars in aid. will that make them a better ally or push them into the arms of our enemy? >>> joining me now from capitol hill to discuss the top story we've been talking about, is cnn congressional correspondent kate bolduan. have they had any breakthrough in the negotiations? they just talk, talk, talk. >> i often feel like i'm repeating myself. we have to tell you, there's no breakthroughs to report this evening. the meeting at the white house lasted about an hour and 45 minutes. i'm told from congressional sources that the focus was largely on the framework that had kind of been identified and come to pass in the biden talks. these are talks that were bipartisan talks that lasted for weeks and fell apar
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and dominique strauss-kahn's spectacular fall from grace. >>> plus the shocking scandal shaking britain and threatening rupert murdock's media empire. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program, lots to get to today. but first some major news in the high-stakes negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. late last night house speaker john boehner abruptly reversed course and abandoned the debt reduction with president obama. boehner is pushing for a package, all of this hours before the speaker and president meet face-to-face a new round of talks. abc's jonathan karl join us us with more. where do things stand heading into tonight's meeting. >> reporter: a compromise that would have dealt with the debt crisis is dead but there's major negotiation to be done. le federal government is three week as way of hitting the limit how much money it's allowed to borrow. even without crafting the big grand compromise the president and congressionaleaders need to negotiate to raise that limit. they're demanding
oblivious to the fact it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. that it could bring down the camera government at some point. certainly, it will undermine cameron, all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament your part of his defense was that the stuff was going on 10 years before he showed up. >> peter king, chairman of the house, republican chairman of the house homeland security committee, has asked the fbi to investigate because they are concerned that maybe the same kind of practice against 9/11 victims, many of whom were peter king's constituents. if that would happen in the united states, as michele bachmann would say, it takes a lot of chutzpah. >> he refused to accept the resignation, and then she resigned. >> i think this -- jay rockefeller is a serious person, and peter king is a serious person. the fact that peter king is the self-affirmed and designated advocate for all the 9/11 families and survivors, the fact that he has gone as a republican and a leading republican on this takes out the partisansh
dress and the princess who wore it. great britain's new crown jewel. >>> if you were left off the guest list of the royal wedding earlier this year, this could be the next best thing, a chance to check out the dress worn by kate middleton, the royal family's newest, brightest star. >> reporter: her moment of royal glory, kate's official arrival on the global stage. her dress was the other star of the show. today at buckingham palace, crowds waited for hours for a closeup look at a new display opening today. last week the queen and the new duchess got a sneak preview but didn't quite have the planned reaction. >> horrible isn't it? >> reporter: without kate in it, the dress appears ghost-like. still half a million fans are expected. >> she seems very sweet and she's very pretty, and she seems very nice. >> kate's memorabilia will raise millions for the monarchy, turning her into a valuable asset. the royals can't help but be impressed, less than three months after the wedding she is officially the hottest ticket in town. the wedding drew more than 1 million people to buckingham palace an
as always. thanks for stopping by with that. >>> overseas tonight in great britain, a turn of events that came as a huge shock in a story we told you about just last night. a scandal involving a newspaper, the nation's leading sunday tabloid newspaper, and allegations that they hacked into people's phones, all kinds of people. the outrage has been huge, all the way to parliament and the prime minister's office and today the media empire run by rupert murdock announced it is shutting down the newspaper for good. but that's not going to make this go away. nbc's mike tiabbi with us tonight from london with more. mike, good evening. >> good evening, brian. even among media watchers who have been transfixed by this story, there was one reaction i heard several times today, we didn't see this coming. the news of the world, the lynch pin of rupert murdock's media empire, gone as of sunday. >> reporter: the latest allegation that may have been the breaking point that grieving relatives of british solders killed in action have had their cell phones hacked and their voicemail messages accessed
. a lot to tell you about today including a tabloid scandal that's wronging great britain where a newspaper owned by rupert murdoch is accused of hacking into people's voice mails. details in a moment. plus the democratic experiment continues in afghanistan. now, before you laugh, jefferson frank franklin used to throw their shoes at each overall the time. first let's get to the news. here at 5:30 a.m. you're at 30 rock. >>> in a few hours the president will meet at the white house with senate leaders. the meeting comes as today's "washington post" reports the president is considering major changes in social security and medicare as part of that deal. that, though, in exchange for republican support for new tax revenue. he says the president's plan will cut more 2457b trillion over the next ten years. that's up from the original plan of $2 trillion in savings. this comes after president obama held his first-ever twitter town hall yesterday where he continued to push pressure on capitol hill to get a deal done. >> i don't thirg we should even get to the constitutional issue. cong
here in the east bay. >> the force is not always with george lucas. britain's supreme court dealt a blow to lucas's company. trying to stop a prop designer from making and selling the iconic star wars storm trooper helmets. the designer now sells replicas over the internet. the court ruled they were props and therefore, could be replicated. however, the court did uphold u.s. copy right laws and ruled they cannot be sold here. >> and coming up on the news at 5:00, bad rap on the debt ceiling showdown turns into a real rap. catch the beat as we continue. ♪ ♪ free access to chase atm's wherever you are. that's a step forward. chase customers can avoid atm fees with over 16,000 nationwide. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> coming up at 6:00 we'll have more on alex trabek's suspected hotel room intruder who. she is, what police say went down in that hallway. >> also, the campaign to get san francisco's ed lee to run for mayor. he would be the front runner but also a target. and cutting adult day care in california. pardon me, we'll follow up with a blogger taking a l
and the legacy she's leaving. >> sandra indoe, appreciate it. thank you very much. >>> up next, britain's former prime minister says he was the victim of the phone hacking scandal that keeps widening. we'll have the details for you next. king it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. [ whistle ] with copd, i thought i might miss out on my favorite tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. and that makes a difference in my breathing. today i'm back with my favorite team. ask your doctor about symbicort. i
at something this, is a lancome makeup ad featuring julia roberts. looks good. it's been ban in great britain along with christie turling ton because the images were overly air brushed. fair or unfair. talk about that coming up. >>> let's begin on thursday morning with the time ticking away to reach a deal for the debt ceiling. kelli o'donnell is our capitol hill correspondent. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. this is a test of john boehner's leadership. he delivered a blunt message to his own members to get in line. he believes that was more credibility, that was their word, with some of the most conservative members when they retooled their proposal to raise the debt limit and cut spending by going deeper with the cut. and now, after so much talk, that vote comes today. >> reporter: the politics of grid lock hurtles. >> i've had kidney stones that are easier to pass than this. >> reporter: and the prognosis from democrats is dire. >> the speaker's plan is on life support and it's time for him to pull the plug. >> reporter: john boehner claims his debt limit plan has been revised
it worthless. just a day or two ago, britain's top diplomat said that it would be possible to work out some kind of a deal with libya in which gadhafi could be allowed to stay in libya if he agreed to step down from power. that seemed to be a step backwards from britain, which was repeated by france. today britain's top diplomat came out more forcefully announcing he would hand over the libyan regimes embassy in london to the rebel counsel in the east in the city of bengazie. announced more than $100 million worth of frozen libyan government assets would be given over to the rebels. we have seen a growing number of western governments including the u.s. government announce similar plans to recognize the rebel council as the only legitimate authority here and announcing plans to hand over hundreds of millions of dollars to the rebels, and that of course is a proposal that the embattled government here in tripoli rejects. >> we appreciate your reporting. >>> it's about 15 minutes before the top of the hour. here is a look at some of the top stories we're following. a federal judge threw out a
of great britain going to the well to just basically defend himself and his contacts with him, which were more than any other institution or individual and the country, this is a serious, serious story and reality. >> charles? >> the murdochs were on the defensive and had a lot to defend. i thought their presentation was rather good. i think murdoch -- he runs a company that is unbelievably diverse, and this one paper is a relatively small part of it. i am not surprised, and it is plausible that the committee had a sort of accepted his protestations that he was not aware of all of these shenanigans. what i found really interesting, however, was the way the committee conducted itself. hear, when you have hearings, like the polley north hearings, the inquisitors are on a podium looking down on the defendant there, it was like a british parliament cafeteria meeting. a lot more pointed, less pompous, more effective. >> good review. last word. see you next week. for a transcript of this broadcast, log on to insidewashington.tv. many tourists come to italy because of its past. but milano is tod
abuse. meanwhile, winehouse's best known album has shot to the top of the charts in great britain. >>> when we come back here tonight, after days of brutal heat, could the weather finally be taking a turn? >>> it was a little cooler today, a little, along the east coast, but what a week it has been. the heat dome that enveloped much of the country grew out of the midwest and slowly moved east, breaking more than 800 temperature records along the way. we're joined now by the weather channel's stephanie moore. what's it look like in the days ahead, stephanie? >> looks like we're going to see that heat start to break a little bit, lester. in fact, we're already starting to see that happen across parts of the northeast. thank goodness, we'll take every break we can get. you know, in dallas-ft. worth, we have had some 23 straight days of 100 or better. since july 1st, we've been in the upper 90s. in raleigh durham five straight day of temperatures above 100 degrees. that's a new record for them. we're now down to 90 in raleigh/durham. due to thunderstorms in the area. dallas is still r
or hong kong or germany or britain or indeed canada, and believe when this historical episode is written, michael, they will lay the blame squarely on the part of the republicans and personally on john banenoehner particularly. we've known for ten years of the public, trade deficit. we looking at a bipartisan approach on that. you've had various commissions in that regard. what republicans decide to do, up the ante, accelerate things and have the fight now. what in effect did they do? use the debt ceiling. that means they're saying to the rest of the world, you know thathat $14 trillion? we may not pay the principle and hold the rest of the world ransom subpoena what did they get in return noor? remember here from s&p, $4 trillion of spending consults or revenue to bend the kurn down. when obama was talking to boehner a few weeks ago, we getting near that. now we don't have anywhere near a $4 trillion move at all. because bavor couldn't sell the revenue increases to the party. last we're holding the world to ransom. one more thing, michael. in that process, the politics are now poisoned.
of the world will say you are more of a liability to lend to than france or germany or bring britain or canada. i believe when this episode is written this historical episode is written that they will lay the blame of that squarely on the part of the republicans ap personally on john boehner in particular. let me explain why, for ten years on international markets we've known about the twin deficits, the public deficit, the government deficit and the trade deficit. we knew it needed to be sorted out. we were looking for a bipartisan approach on that and you've had various commissions in that regard. what the republicans decided to do usa was up to ante and have the fight now. they said we'll use the debt ceiling. they're saying to the rest of the world you know that $14 trillion that we've lent to you and our own people, from tuesday, we may not pay any interest on it and we may not repay the principal. they hold the rest of the world to ransom. what do they get in return for that? remember the yardstick from s&p is about $4 trillion of spending cuts or revenue increases to start bending the c
it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. >> it could bring down the cameron government at some point. separately, it will undermine all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament, and part of his defense was that this was going on 10 years before he showed up >> peter king, chairman of the -- republican chairman of the house homeland security committee has asked the fbi to investigate because there is concerned there might have been the same kind of practice against 9/11 victims many of whom work peter king's constituents. if that were to happen in united states, as leader michelle -- michele bachmann wowould say, it takes a lot of chutzpah. >> i think jay rockefeller is a serious person, and peter king is a serious person. the fact that peter king, who is really sort of the self affirmed and designated advoce for all the 9/11 family's and survivors the fact that he has gone as a republican and a leadi republan on this takes out the partisanship that had gone after fox news and rupert murdoch. a strange quirk in this
and how it can be used coming up. >>> and britain's wild child takes on a new role. where you will find prince harry's new character starting next month. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. news time is 5:56. a live look at atlanta, georgia. >>> you are watching the station that works for you "good morning maryland." >>> a 3-year-old boy is murderedin howard county. how police say he died. >>> this cat was set on fire and this is the third cat this year that has been set on fire, which is disturbing is this is a kitten. >> this morning an update on how hope is doing and how you can help in her recovery. gl. >> reporter: raven is in a festive mood. i am -- i am sherrie johnson. find out how to get in the spirit in the wine and wag happy hour. >> good morning. i am charley crowson. megan is off for the weekend. let's look at the weekend forecast for the weekend with meteorologist justin berk. >> don't kick too hard because you might sl
of the shooting rampage on utoya island. 68 people were killed. >>> a formal inquiry into britain's phone-hacking scandals began in london. a woman who worked with the now depuck news of the world tabloid after her daughter's murder now says her phone was hacked. sara payne had defended the tabloid, even writing the last edition, and calling it a force for good. >>> there's been some break for the rain-soaked korean peninsula, and the clean-up is under way. huge tract ts of farmland are flooded in northee kra and about half a meet over rain poured down on the south korean capital in just 48 hours. at least 51 people died in floods and mud slides. those are the headlines. i'm zain verjee, and "world business today" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a very good morning to you. from cnn london, i'm nina dos santos. >> and a very good afternoon to you from cnn hong kong. i'm manisha tank and it's friday, july 29. >>> the deadlines get closer and closer. >> and while washington remains in deadlock, what do investors and analysts have to say? we hear from some of the experts
a diplomatic boost today with recognition from great britain. the conflict there in libya has gone under the public's radar recently because of more pressing economic concerns here in washington. but national cute correspondent jennifer griffin tells us -- national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells the nato mission is still unaccomplished. >> this is a video broadcast on libya state television tuesday of the pan am lockerbie bomber rallying support for libyan leader muammar qaddafi in downtown tripoli. the lockerbie bomber was released on compassionate grounds by a scottish judge two years ago, because he was reportedly dying of cancer. but he's still standing, as is muammar qaddafi, five months after the start of an operation the white house said would be brief. >> i said at the outset, this was going to be a matter of days and not weeks. >> it's no longer costly american tomahawk missiles being used to protect the libyans from the dictator, but the cost for the mission continues to skyrocket. the u.s. taxpayer is paying 75% of nato's operating costs. >> we know it's costing
to commemorate the 9/11 attack. >>> what britain's prime minister wants done to all media. ,,,,,,,, >>> it is 6:30. mostly sunny. and 87 degrees. good evening, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a judge in london will dig further into the phone hacking scandal that has rocked lond an's moodia empire -- london's media empire. >> reporter: the british judge leading the first public hearings into the phone hacking scandal says he will be demanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks and suggest the problem is or was local towards a small group of journalists, then operating "news of the world." >> reporter: brian levinson says they will look into the media's relationship with the public, police and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> reporter: parliament grilled newscorps boss, rupert murdoch last week. >> reporter: the government backed investigation will look into allegations eavesdropping was happening at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel, along wi
's what people are talking about. britain's simmering phone hacking scandal erupts today. a judge is digging deeper into the case to see if the country needs tougher media regulation. tina kraus reports from london. >> reporter: the british judge, leading the first public hearings into the fine hacking scandal, says he will be demanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks and suggest the problem is or was local to a small group of journalists then operating "news of the world." >> the investigation will look into the media's relationship with the public, police and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> parliament-grilled rupert murdoch and his son james last week. journalists said they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and terror victims. the government-backed investigations will look into allegations of eavesdropping at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel to help police chiefs, to help expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way to hacking and bribery wi
.s. regulatory side along side what is going on here in britain. we have senators coming out and saying that department of justice and sec should be launching an inquiry. we have representative peter king should launch an inquiry, which we know now is happening. a lot of that came out last night. some is coming to fruition. because rupert and james murdoch were were here, if they were summoned, they could not resist that. this is the country where he runs those media assets in question. but yet he would be required to show his face in the u.s. so, the common disdense of those two actions which something reverend that people add hard time coming to grips with. >> very interesting timing. eric, the fbi investigation that was put out today, how serious do you think it is? >> very serious. any time you have the fbi investigating a company, that's the worst nightmare. that's juf the beginning. we have this allegation, with investigators strieing to hack phones of 9/11 victims trying to get their last phone messages, a gruesome scenario but that is what is reported in the british press. the f
. the family members want to talk about allegations of journalists working for britain's news corp. tried to get access of the phone records of the september 11 victims. lawyers representing 20 of the family members say they hope the hacking allegations are not true but they want a thorough investigation. >>> angry parents in the sacramento area plan to pack the city council in citrus heights tonight. they want to show support of robert adams. he's accused of molestic several young students but he has not been charged of a crime. >>> sal says there's a new crash in san jose. where did that happen? >> 680 southbound at mckee. this road is partially blocked with this injury crash. but we're getting some good news. apparently they were able to clear it from the lanes rather quickly and there are only minor injuries. nevertheless you will see it at mckee road. if you are driving on the peninsula getting to the south bay, so far so good on 101 and 280 as far as not that many lanes of obstruction across the bay. 880 looks good. again if you're driving into oakland toward the bay bridge toll pla
hacking scandal that has shaken britain's media empire. tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> reporter: the british judge, leading the first public hearings into the phone hacking scandal says he will be depanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks. and suggest the problem is or was local to a small group of journalists, then operating the news of the world. >> reporter: brian lev levinson said they will look into the relationship with the public, police and politicians. parlparliament grilled -- parliament grilled hupert murdoch. they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and will terror victims. the government-backed v investigations will look into allegations that eavesdropping was in others too. several journalists were on the panel. helping to expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way into hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is defending its officers. >> reporter: let me reassure you. corruption is in no way endemic, within the police service, or within t
on the dotted line? >>> plus another twist in britain's phone hacking scandal, find out which high level news corp. exec could soon be under investigation. that's coming up .  >>> getting back to the debate over the debt ceiling now, talks breaking down today and major garrett joins us. thank you for being with us tonight. >> my pleasure. >> i assume you're not surprised from what you were saying here last night. >> not really. the prospect of a big grand bargain always seemed very difficult to achieve and clearly you saw tonight the country saw two very frustrated political leaders, one president obama and one speaker boehner. they thought they were at least within range, but in the end disagreements over tax increases and the magnitude and spes 50 of entitlement cuts meaning -- specificity of entitlement cuts meaning med care, medicaid and social security prove -- medicare, medicaid and social security proved too much for the house leaders to agree on. now over the weekend they have to come up with a debt ceiling increase plan that meets the president's and speaker boehner's co
in britain may bh saying it's just the tip of the iceberg. two more murdoch newspapers are now being implicated by a former british prime minister. what are the latest allegations, becky, out there today. >> it's quite remarkable. if rupert murdoch thought he was going to draw a line under this by jetting in this weekend and closing down "the news of the world" he got another thing coming today. three strands to this story. and if you blinked, wolf, let me tell you, you missed part of this story today. the most of the important, probably coming from the office of gordon brown, the former prime minister. allegations that other papers in the news international stable, and of course "the news of the world" was part of that stable, may have illegally blogged information on him and on his family. it was a tweet from his wife today saying so sad to learn all about my family's privacy is very personal. he's not saying he was hacked into as one paper reports. what he is saying is that journalists and/or private investigators from the sun newspaper and or the sunday times newspaper, and that'
expected to last. >>> and end of "the world." massive phone hacking scandal shuts down one of britain's tabloids. and now allegations that the victims of 9/11 were targeted. we'll get more on the controversy on this early monday we'll get more on the controversy on this early monday morning, july 11, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>d mo >>> good morning. welcome to the "early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this morning. >> huge. >> you had to see it. everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling goals in the history of soccer, male or female. ali creager here. >> they tie it up. >> at that point, everyone is saying to themselves, lights out. it's over. then it comes to the shootout. they take it 5-3 over brazil. now they're in the semi finals. >> they'll meet france on wednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. no joke, of course, when it comes to soccer. >> this came 12 years to the day after they won the world cup. >> is that when that
international, started in great britain, but it has now a chance to possibly make it over to the united states, but we have confirmed through the fbi that they are now, law enforcement sources, that the fbi is now looking no this hacking scandal in which journalist who worked for news international and tabloids over in great britain possibly tried to hack into the phone numbers of 9/11 victims and possibly some other u.s. citizens, so now this scandal that started over in great britain has a chance to make it to the united states and the fbi it appears right now is getting involved. we'll have much more on this still developing story throughout the next couple of hours here on cnn. also coming up for you this hour, the man accused of killing and mutilating an 8-year-old boy is arraigned in court. the charges, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder. we will take you there coming up, and adarandi kaye just mentioned to you a moment ago, l.a. is gearing up for gridlock. you might be thinking, well, what's the big deal? it's l.a. they are used to gridlock on their highways. but this is di
the greater transparency and the stronger governance we need in britain's policing. let me turn to the specific questions i have been asked in recent days. first, it has been suggested that my chief of staff was behaving wrongly when he didn't take up the commissioneruate's offer to be briefed on police investigations. i have said repeatedly about the police investigation they should pursue the evidence where ever it leads and arrest exactly who they wish. that is exactly what they have done. number ten is the exchange between my chief of staff and john yates. the reply to the police made clear it would not be appropriate to give me or my staff any privileged briefing. the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary jeremy hayward. just imagine mr. speaker if they had done the opposite. if they had asked for receiving privileged information, even if there is no intention to use it. there would have been justified outrage. to risk any perception that number ten was seeking to influence a police investigation in any way would have
're calling it a new low in britain's tabloid scandal. turns out one of the phones that may have been hacked by "news of the world" belonged to the mother of an 8-year-old murder victim. we'll learn more and hear from members of parliament as they decide whether to bring james murdoch back to ask more questions. >>> dominique dominique strauss-kahn's accuser is speaking out once again. we'll bring that back here on "the early show." stay with us. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by travelers, insurance for auto, home and business. [ cat meows ] ♪ is richard, why are you wearing grandpa's jacket? i'm not richard. i'm grandpa smucker. male announcer: tim and richard smucker always looked up to their father and grandfather knowing that one day they too would make the world's best jam. grandpa says it like, i've never tasted anything so delicious! i've never tasted anything so delicious! tim: [ laughing ] you got it! male announcer: for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile
britain's scandals, tabloid "news of the world" rolled out its last issue today. [ applause ] >> the paper built a reputation reporting on some of the biggest scandals in the united kingdom. but the owner rupert murdoch ordered the publication closed after allegations of hacking by police and reporters. the paper has been a bridge institution for longer than a century. the final issue, says "thank you and good-bye." i'm sure there are many people, including some employees sorry to see it go today. >> i think a lot of people are sad to see it go i actually have a copy of the final edition here, "thank you and good-bye" is headline. they have some incredible headlines that they covered. this is a paper that's over a century old and they've covered everything from all kinds of scandals. and amazingly for example, things from 100 years ago, from charles dickens' time. so people very sad to see an institution like this go. we've seen reaction from other tabloids. the "sunday post" rediscover a warm, entertaining newspaper, honesty, integrity and decency. clearly a lot of other papers here are t
and his son james have now agreed to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating britain's phone hacking scandal. initially murdoch said he wouldn't be able to attend the july 19 hearing. the hearings were in response to allegations this journalists illegally listened to thousands of voice mails and bribed police. >>> the tsa is taking action to speed up security screening. tsa chief john pistole announced the first steps for a so-called trusted traveler program. the aim is toas security screening for passengers who voluntarily release certain information. initially the pilot test will be available only to current participants in a u.s. custom programs. those include certainly frequent flyers on american and delta airlines flying out of atlanta, detroit, miami and dallas. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional leaders to reach a long-term deficit reduction deal. white house press secretary jay carney says if both sides fail to reach an agreement on spending cuts and tax hikes by friday, they will have to shift their focus to solei raising the debt ceiling.
, but when it returns, it will bring back a broken pump and lots of emotional memories. >> britain's prince william and catherine got cheers and some excited screams in los angeles today. the royal newlyweds are wrapping up their whirlwind three-day visit to california mingling with hollywood's biggest stars on saturday. today was all about meeting troops and inner city kids who are striving to make their lives better. now the duke and duchess of cambridge are about to head home. max foster are at los angeles international airport and hll join us live from there in just a few minutes on cnn. >>> black children, better off during slavery than they are under president obama? does that sound outrageous to you? well, two candidates for president have actually signed a document agreeing with it. we're discussing. >>> a student shot to death in a classroom, that's tragic enough. adding to it, a very troubled relationship between two boys, one straight and one gay. >>> plus, the nfl lockout, close to ending? we'll ask hall of fame quarterback fran tarkington what is going on and what it will take
. despite the horror show going on in britain i'm still with mr. jefferson. >>> a reporter gets too close to the story. the arizona republic's richard lieuellis went to state senator lori klein's office about gun she's a big second amendment advocate. at that point she pulled out a pink loaded pistol and pointed the weapon's laser at his chest. he said she told him not to worry, since she didn't have her hand on the trigger. after the story was published kline said she didn't point the gun at him and he himself sat down in front of it. whatever happened, can we all agree loaded guns shouldn't be part of the interview process? >>> now, moving to hollywood, arnold schwarzenegger gets back in the saddle. the former governor of california just signed on to his first postscandal project. a western action film, a sci-fi film "the last stand." shooting on the movie is scheduled to start in september. i wish him luck. actually i really did like "true lies." >>> up next, the rupert murdoch scanned all keach getting bigger. former british prime minister says murdoch's people used knoncriminals to a
. news continues to break in the hacking scandal in britain. a former top murdoch aide rebekah brooks was arrested yesterday. the top two men resigned over questions about a former news of the world reporter and a whittle blower turned up dead. stephanie gosk is covering the story. michael wolff is author of the man who knows the news inside the secret world of rupert murdoch. to the tangled web that may be the best way to describe this hacking scandal as the parties involved, murdoch's empire, government and the police all have ties one to another. it begins with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corporation, and his son james who handles european news. on friday, les hidden resigned, he ran murdoch's dow jones and published the "wall street journal." rebekah brooks ran the tabloid news of the word and went on to run news international. she quit and was arrested yesterday. brooks' deputy at news of the world was andy colson who ran the paper when much of the hacking was going on. he resigned and became top aide for prime minister who he resigned over the hacking scandal. from the pri
and scandal in britain. it's widening. a tabloid hacked into former prime minister's gordon brown's voicemail. bank accounts, et cetera. it never stops. how far will it go? this is "hardball" only on msnbc. >>> michelle obama and hillary clinton travel 20 california tomorrow to attend the funeral of former first lady betty ford. mrs. ford died friday at the age of 93. mrs. ford lived in southern california where she famously established the great betty ford center which treated celebrities for alcohol and drug abuse. tomorrow's service will be near the center and then she'll be laid to rest next to her husband in the gerald ford president's library in michigan. i've been there. >>> we'll be right back. >> announcer: there's a new breakthrough for men experiencing hair loss. introducing the new extreme lasercomb from hair club. it's quick, easy and affordable, and the extreme lasercomb is revolutionary. here's how it works. d.h.t. forms around the hair follicle, which shortens the lifespan of your hair. the extreme lasercomb combats hair loss, causing the hair follicle to grow thicker, stronge
. the hacking scandal in britain, the latest, a member of parliament is suggesting that one of the murdoches flat out lied when he spoke to the government leaders there earlier this week. he joins us from london when we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. agents, these crustaceans are like gold to a restaurant owner. so? water damage can spell disaster for a small business. and restaurants have over 4 million slip and falls every year
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. >>> and from britain, word that pop singer amy winehouse according to published reports there, was found dead in her apartment in london. no word yet on the cause of her death. her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues often made headlines and were the premise of her hit song "rehab." the grammy award-winning singer was just 27. >>> back in this country, u.s. house speaker john boehner says he will try to reach a debt deal with lawmakers instead of with president barack obama. boehner ended talks with the white house yesterday over tax hikes which republicans are refusing to consider in any deficit reduction plan. he and other congressional leaders then met with the president at the white house this morning. we'll have more on those talks in a live report straight ahead. >>> about 4,000 faa workers could be furloughed today. congress adjourned last night without reauthorizing funding for the agency. essential staff like air traffic controllers will remain on the job, but faa engineers and construction workers are among those facing furloughs. the government will also
murdoch, hero of fox news and news of the world and scandal in britain. it's widening. a tabloid hacked into former prime minister's gordon brown's voicemail. bank accounts, et cetera. it never stops. how far will it go? this is "hardball" only on msnbc. [ female announcer ] ever wish vegetables didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. man: everybody knows you should save for retirement, but what happens when you're about to retire? woman: how do you go from saving to spending? fidelity helped us get to this point, and now we're talking about what comes next. man: we worked together to create a plan to help our money last. woman: so we can have the kind of retirement we want. now, you know how this works. just stay on the line. oh, yeah. fidelity investments. turn here. our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents! biddly-boop. [ male announcer ] if you find a lower rate on a room you've booked, we won
, one unique cookie. >>> in just a few days britain's news of the world tabloid will be old news. one of the uk's lonest running newspapers will be shut down amid a controversy over a phone hacking scandal. today as rival newspapers put their own spin on the news, police arrested a former editor clive goodman and another unnamed person who was later reported to buy former editor andy colson who is a former aide to prime minister david cameron. this morning cameron announcing a full public inquiry boo the allegations. >> police investigations can only get you so far. what people really want to know is what happened and how is it allowed to happen. that is why the deputy prime minister and i have agreed that it's right and proper to establish a full, public inquiry to get to the bottom of what happened. >> we're in london and there's a report here, michelle, today that another newspaper is also being investigated? >> that's part of it. it's just in the reported stage right now. we don't have confirmation of that from police. this is a couple of days after these terrible phone hacking al
they're calling the holiday fat map, the u.s. at the top, caribbean, france, italy, greece, britain, where i am here, also on that map. you know, you're packing in the pounds there. holidaymakers, ali, blame alcohol a lot. they blame the fact in the u.s. you can get a lot of free refills as well. i know you work out in between eating chocolate and snacking. >> how do you think i get this body? you think i just wake up like this? you can't get a round, soft, doughy body with no effort. >> take another bite of that chocolate, ali, all right? >> absolutely i will. >> go to the gym later. >> catch up with you later. zain vergee in london. what an excellent excuse to eat chocolate. in the 5:00 hour. >>> a big arrest in the hacking world. police in scotland say one of the spokes folt notorious computer hacking groups is in custody. we're learning anonymous is urging people to close their paypal accounts. the group has targeted paypal since it stopped handling donations for wikileaks. >>> you complained, home improvement and construction tied with retail sales for the number three on the l
of cancer. britain's foreign secretary says that medical advice was pretty much worthless. >>> another international incident on our own soil. turns out the u.s. was recently invaded by mexican soldiers. more than 30 members of the mexican army crossed the border in humvees and started crossing a bridge over the rio grandee river and couldn't turn around without entering the u.s. processed by authorities and sent home. harm done. >> now, a look at the morning's weather from around the country. some isolated tornadoes. 80-mile-an-hour winds and hail from rapid city and omaha to des moines, chicago and detroit. heavy monsoon storms in the desert southwest in albuquerque to denver and scattered showers and storms around houston, new orleans, memphis an atlanta. >> 90 from miami to baltimore and 84 here in new york. dallas heats up to 100 degrees. 96 in kansas city. 88 in minneapolis. a mild 73 in seattle. 87 in salt lake city. 106 in phoenix. >>> and coming up after the break, telltail sign of the times. even the tooth fairy is feeling the crunch. >> "jeopardy's" alex trebek prepping for
. in britain rupert murdoch's media empire is at the center of a widening scandal over how far tabloids will go to get a story. it started with phone hacking, but now it includes allegations of bribery. and elizabeth palmer tells us that the royal family and a former prime minister may be among victims. >> reporter: today there were widely reported allegations that in 2007 the editor of "the news of the world" tried to pay $1,500 for a confidential directory of the royal family's phone numbers. and the seller? police officers assigned to protect them who also sold the paper information on where the queen and her family would be. and there's more. accusations that another of rupert murdoch's papers the "sun," obtained the medical records of former prime minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aid david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by
for the top selling but troubled tabloid. it's on the front page of every paper in britain. the paper will shutdown on sunday. a controversy over a phone hacking scandal. it's accused of hacking into cell phones of thousands of people ranging from people in iraq and afghanistan to the 2005 bombings as well as the royal family. the former editor has been arrested in connection with the scandal. he's the former communications chief for prime minister david cameron. he called for new regulations of the press. >>> paris prosecutors opening a preliminary investigation into sexual assault accusations against dominique strauss-kahn. there's a complaint he raped a woman in 2003. it will take months, if not years and may result in a trial. different sex assault charges in new york city after a hotel maid claims he attacked her in may. the questions about the accusers credibility punched holes in the case there. strauss-kahn was released and they have asked the d.a. to dismiss the case. >>> a government shutdown putting thousands out of work in minnesota is costing the state millions of dollars
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thank you and good-bye from britain's best-selling tabloid, the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal on "morning joe." somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> 47 past the hour. after weeks of controversy, resignations and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue on sunday. it comes as its rooival, "the mirror," claims today that a new york police officer asked for voice mails of 9/11 victims. stephanie gosk reports on the "news of the world's" demise and its final day. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of news of the world, 80-year-old media baron rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to do damage control. on display, his unqualified support of melissa brooks. smiles for
. >> schieffer: okay. thank you very much, jim. there's a new twist in britain's phone hacking scandal. accusations that rupert murdoch's son did not tell parliament the truth. we'll meet some people who could be the real victims if the government defaults. and next stop? mars. scientists are betting big on the next rover when the "cbs evening news continues." rover when the cbs news continues. but with advair, i'm breathing better so now i can take the lead on a science adventure. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty br
into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful, it got to be addressed at every level, and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess they've created. >> reporter: the prime minister dave cameron met today with the parents of the teen-age girl milly dowler whose stone lies at the heart of this scandal. she was murdered in 2002, but only last monday the public learned her phone had been hacked by murdoch's paper, "news of the world." and messages were deleted, which gave her parents false hope that she was still alive. mark lewis is the family's lawyer. >> the people could not ignore the fact, and the newspapers could not ignore the fact that a dead little girl was having her phone hacked. i mean, how far, how low do you have to stoop? >> reporter: it set off 10 days worth of dirty tricks allegations that murdoch papers had hacked the voice mails of families touched by tragedy and paid off the police. eight people have so far been arrested and t
in los angeles for britain's royal couple. they plan to attend an arts event on skid row and a job fair even hollywood's biggest stars can't take the spotlighted away from will and kate. >> hollywood's "a" list hit the red carpet so to celebrate up and coming british movie makers. but the dazzling duo are not movie stars, it's the honeymoon newlyweds, duke and duchess of came break. >> her dress is beyond amazing. >> this is a welcome to a couple that exceeds the level of celebrity. >> kate wowed the crowd designed by sara burton creator of kate iconic wedding dress. the queen even lent her earrings. >> as president of the british academy of film and television arts, william was there to honor the most promising british talent. >> i believe great things will result. now as they say, lights, camera action. [ laughter ] >> earlier in the day, will and kate touched down in the posh polo club to raise money for charity. >> and disadvantaged in society, we want to give them hope and confidence in their lives. >> in a sea of splendidly dressed guests. kate stood out again. future king of engl
. >> reporter: wall street hasn't panicked yet, but the world is watching as britain's business secretary put it.... >> it's the biggest threat to the world financial system comes from a few right wing nuts in the american congress. >> reporter: but investors in the debt insurance market are measuring the risk of a u.s. default at less than 1%. bankrupt greece by comparison is at 16%. and the u.s. may have just bought itself more time. the deadline really isn't august. >> in our view it's not. >> reporter: larry kanor red says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment on august 3. but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expected. >> in other words, the treasury on august 2 is going to have more cash on hand than what it looked like before. therefore they'll be able to make that big social security payment on august. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. can they go right up to the 11th hour here. >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook the markets. >> reporter: former fed governor ric mishkin points o
, information that he and the pam will then use to determine whether britain needs tougher media regulation. a criminal investigation into any wrongdoing is still ongoing. news corporation is still the parent company of news international and fox 5. >> hurricane season is picking up steam. >> tropical storm dawn is barreling towards the coast. gary is taking a sneak peek at our own weather here. what you can expect tonight when fox 5 news at 5:00 rolls on.  >>> tropical storm don moving closer to the united states right now. the storm is moving across the gulf of mexico with winds up to 345 miles per hour. don is forecast to hit the coast of texas late tomorrow or saturday. it is not expected to strengthen it a hurricane before making land fall. this, by the way, is the fourth named storm of the season. >>> get right to gary now to the weather center for the very latest on don. what's going on with our weather, especially as we related to don. >> going to don, if you go over to the mcsystem, we have the new don stuff up. if not, we'll stay right here. there we go
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